To the Editor:

On July 17, the Southbury Republican caucus will select its slate of candidates for the November town election. This year there are two experienced and well qualified candidates vying to represent the party for the position of first selectman.

While the performance of the Board of Selectmen this year has been generally satisfactory, it has not been without controversy. These distractions resulted in internal communication difficulties and delays in reaching decisions on some important issues.

It is to the credit of each member of the board that their professionalism and desire to act in the best interests of the town allowed progress to be made despite the problems.

Notable were the actions of Selectman Jennifer Naylor. Her calm but tenacious approach, her desire to look at all sides of each issue and move constantly toward a solution were instrumental in maintaining the effectiveness of the board during this period. Jennifer has but one agenda: “Is it right for Southbury and its residents?”

She is honest in her evaluation of issues, she acts on the basis of facts not opinions or politics and she cares. This is how she has approached her role as selectman and in her recent leadership role on the Strategic Planning Task Force.

Those eligible to vote at the caucus should strongly consider that her experience, her leadership style, her thoroughness, her enthusiasm and her motivation are all important assets that would make Jennifer Naylor an excellent first selectman.


Dennis Jedlinsky 


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